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Belt Collins

Junior Landscape Designer

Office: 
Honolulu

Primary Purpose:

Prepare and analyze landscaping plans and specifications encompassing a variety of ground development, beautification and rehabilitation programs including master planning; prepare detailed scaled drawings and build models of proposed landscape construction for presentation to client; assist senior staff with design and drafting of landscape projects; as well as report preparation.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Plan and design development of land areas for projects, such as recreational facilities and other commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
  • Prepare separate detailed site plans, grading and drainage plans, lighting plans, paving plans, irrigation plans, planting plans, landscape cost analysis, and construction detail of landscape structures.
  • Compile and analyze data on conditions such as location, drainage, and location of structures for environmental reports and landscaping plans.
  • Prepare detailed scale drawings and tracings from rough sketches or other data provided.
  • Prepare colored drawings and builds models of proposed landscape construction for presentation to client.
  • Raw talent for sketching and drawing; ability to create realistic drawings by hand.
  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs utilizing computer program.
  • Writes and prepares reports.
  • Understand site development capacity and limitations.
  • Translate development programs into detailed land use and site plans.
  • Prepare presentation-quality illustrations.
  • Familiarity with innovative sustainable design strategies and construction methods, both on a planning level and in site design.
  • Ensure project compliance with applicable codes.
  • Ability to undertake frequent site inspections locally, nationally, and internationally to ensure compliance with specifications, approve quality of materials and work, and advise client and construction personnel.
  • Assist senior staff with design and drafting of landscape projects.
Other Duties and Functions:
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
Qualification Requirements:
Skills/Knowledge:
  • Principles and practices of landscape architecture, topographic mapping, soil mechanics, soil erosion, horticulture, plant ecology and plan, tree and shrubbery arrangements.
  • The propagation, planting and general care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns.
  • Basic principles and practices of engineering as applied in grading and filling of land areas and general architectural and building construction.
  • Procedures and practices used in the preparation of engineering and architectural plans, specifications, estimates and reports.
  • Land planning, institutional and campus planning, commercial (private sector) and government (public sector) work.
  • Technically sound, innovative, and sustainable site design and implementation.
  • Working in and promoting a collaborative environment.
  • Prepare landscaping plans and designs for the development of ground area, parks and other recreational areas, and for erosion control purposes.
  • Use creativity and nature to create a harmonious, aesthetically pleasing and functional area, which may include lawns, parks, highways, walkways, and more.
  • Assess a site’s potential to meet the client’s specifications.
  • Communicate well both with clients (nationally and internationally), other departments, and with landscaping team.
  • Ability to reserve car, hotel, and transportation needs (air, train, etc.) with the rationale that business expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Knowledge of local culture preferred.
  • Experience working in diverse settings.
  • Obtain a valid passport within three months of hire
Education/Trainings:
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience.
Experience:
  • Five or more years of experience as a landscape designer, or a combination of relevant education and work experience.
Working Conditions:
  • FTE; Monday through Friday (office hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm).
  • Evening and weekends as needed.
  • Occasional travel required.
Tools and Technology Used:
  • Desktop computer
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Video creation and editing software
Mental Requirements:
  • Requires alertness to respond to audio and visual cues from the environment, including computers, calculators, telephone systems and other staff members.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and schedules.
  • Ability to respond quickly to rush projects, multiple deadlines or emergencies.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and over the telephone.
  • Occasionally requires bending and lifting/transporting of moderately heavy objects; up to 30lbs.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • General vision, hearing, speech, walking and standing required. Turning, twisting, kneeling, and bending performed.
  • Requires alertness to respond to audio and visual cues from the environment, including computers, calculators, telephone systems and other staff members.
Contact Info: 

Interested parties please send your detailed resume and a cover letter in word or pdf file, via email at hrhonolulu@bchdesign.com. Please quote the job title on your email subject line.

Belt Collins Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and reference checks.

All information collected is for recruitment purpose only.